Staging of breast cancer and survival rates. An assessment based on 50 years of experience with radical mastectomy.

@article{Ferguson1982StagingOB,
  title={Staging of breast cancer and survival rates. An assessment based on 50 years of experience with radical mastectomy.},
  author={Donald J. Ferguson and Petra Meier and Theodore M. Karrison and Peter J. Dawson and Francis H. Straus and F E Lowenstein},
  journal={JAMA},
  year={1982},
  volume={248 11},
  pages={1337-41}
}
The correlation of staging criteria for mammary carcinoma with the curability of primary and recurrent local and regional lesions was assessed by follow-up after 1,259 consecutive radical mastectomies performed in women under age 70 between 1927 and 1978. Using a staging scheme revised in the light of our experience, the incidence of recurrence by 20 years… CONTINUE READING